CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – An Italian company that builds high-power EV charging stations will plant its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte.

The company, Alpitronic, will invest $18 million and create 300 jobs for a service center at a to-be-determined location at Tyvola Park.

“This is an amazing company that is going to bring high-paying jobs to the region, and that will have its own type of impact,” said Danny Chaves, a recruiter with Alpitronic. “I think the impact of this announcement for our efforts and trying to showcase why this region is already becoming a hub.”

Chavez said Charlotte’s well-known talent pipeline, abundant natural resources, and proximity to the supply chain set the city apart.

Though their official move isn’t known, a familiar face with the company elaborated on the decision to come to Charlotte.

“We’re excited to start our operations for the U.S. in Charlotte shortly,” said Philipp Senoner, CEO of Alpitronic. “Our decision to come to North Carolina, a state which is developing towards an e-mobility cluster, was consciously made based on the economic conditions.”

The average salary for the new positions will be $90,000, and the project could potentially grow the state’s economy by nearly $1 billion.

“Our state is developing a burgeoning e-mobility supply chain with the support of yet another clean energy company,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. “Our favorable business climate, reliable transportation network, and skilled talent help global companies fuel their growth.”

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The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance says the company was considering two other cities: Greenville, South Carolina, and Phoenix, Arizona.